No hard sell

Every now and then, something happens that is legitimately surprising.

The NY Daily News is reporting that the Metro North rail(ways?), after much...

Every now and then, something happens that is legitimately surprising.

The NY Daily News is reporting that the Metro North rail(ways?), after much contemplation, will not enact a alcohol bans in its train cars. Tallboy beer vendors at Penn Station and commuters sigh.
Today, MTA officials announced the task force that spent months reviewing police reports, safety concerns and commuter comments has concluded there's no need to stop drinking on either railroad.

I'm genuinely flummoxed that they spent that much time contemplating the elimination of a vice (and the implementation of a safety issue), and ended up saying no.This obviously allows for news reports, like the Daily News', to say, "[Metro North] has concluded there's no need to stop drinking on either railroad."

There was likely less public support for the ban than there was for keeping the "bar" open, but it's still rare for a utility to side with the people when a "safety" win is so easily attainable.

Steve Cody, Peppercom, managing partner and cofounder, is happy.

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